Duncan Faults Leaders For "Uninspired" Fiscal Response
Former county executive Douglas M. Duncan takes local and state leaders to task in a column that appeared in Sunday's Post.
Duncan faults elected officials for relying too much on the federal stimulus package to cope with budget problems instead of confronting fiscal challenges head on. Duncan does not offer specific solutions, but urges his former colleagues to level with residents and start making tough choices:
"It's time to be truthful to the public and acknowledge that government's capabilities must be reshaped for some time to come."
He asks, "Can (elected officials) decide a program is no longer affordable and then cut it entirely out of the budget?....Can they redesign services to face a new economic reality?"
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